3SC 2-0 Bayelsa United: NPFL Match Report

Troubled 3SC defeated high-riding Bayelsa United 2-0 on Saturday in a Nigeria league Week 26 match to move clear of the drop zone.

They now have 33 points from 26 games. 3SC showed purpose from the blast of the whistle in their last home game to be played behind closed doors as they had the ball inside net as early as ninth minute through Samuel Akinbinu, but the effort was disallowed by the referee.

However, on-form striker Kingsley Ediwo scored the opening goal for the Oluyole Warlords in the 18th minute. Substitute Ighodalor Osagona scored the second goal to seal victory for 3SC just six minutes after his introduction for Akinbinu, when he headed home Mutiu Adegoke’s corner kick. Coach Hakeem Busari told MTNFootball.com it was a good result for his team and that it is not over for 3SC in the league as there are matches to be played.

“If not for the little crisis that we had, we would have had a different story. No team in the Nigeria league that is a push over, sometimes teams do have crisis which can come at any point in the league, ours came at the beginning of the second round, but we are striving hard to get over it, ÔÇ£ Busari said.

ÔÇ£We psyched the players up and it worked for us. We are looking forward to good game in the next match and pray for luck as well.ÔÇØ